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2010 leisuregram winter
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  • 1. Town of Dyer Parks & Recreation Creating Community Through Parks, People, and Programs! Just Mommy & Me Co-Rec Volleyball 2010 Winter-Spring Leisuregram Activities from January – May 2010 Lego Robotics Daddy-Daughter Dance Movies at Plum Creek Center Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt Spring Bling Arts & Crafts Fair Easter Egg Hunts Wii Bowling League Babysitting Class Pilates Visit us at: www.townofdyer.com/parks Family Open Swim More!
  • 2. Contents / General Information Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Office Hours & Contact Info. 2010 Picnic Reservations Dyer Parks & Recreation Reservations for the picnic shelters in the Dyer parks are accepted in person on a first come, first serve basis, during business hours beginning Monday, January 4th for the 2010 season. Full payment (fee+deposit) in form of cash or check is accepted to hold the date and is non-refundable. Clean-up and damage deposit of $50 is mandatory for all shelter reservations and is refundable upon park board approval. There will also be a 7% Indiana General sales tax added to the prices below. Reservations are available between May 1 and October 15. Elmer Miller Park (immediately south of Town Hall) Seating for approximately 50 Residents: Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday $20* $80* Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday $40* $110* Northgate Park (3 blocks south of Main St. on Calumet Ave.) Seating for approximately 100 Residents: Monday-Thursday $30* Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday $110* Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday Pheasant Hills Park- North Shelter $50* $150* (Greiving St. & Nondorf Ave.) Seating for approximately 40 Residents: Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday $20* $80* Non-Residents: Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday $40* $110* *Clean-up and damage deposit (applies to all rentals) $50 Call (219) 865-2505 with any questions or to check date availability. www.townofdyer.com/parks All shelters have water fountains & electricity available. 2 Dyer Town Hall One Town Square Dyer IN 46311 (219) 865-2505 Registration Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm www.townofdyer.com/parks Dyer Parks & Recreation Board Tim Ring, President Kelly Jackson, Vice President Kathleen Kick, Executive Secretary Theresa Scherzinger, Member The Dyer Parks & Recreation Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Dyer Town Hall at 7 pm. The board also meets monthly on the last Tuesday at 7 pm for a study session. The public is always welcome to attend. Dyer - Munster Partnership In a continued effort to bring more recreational opportunities to the residents of the Town of Dyer, Dyer Parks & Recreation has entered into a partnership with Munster Parks & Recreation. Dyer residents can now register for programs with Munster Parks & Recreation at the Munster resident rate. Registration for the Munster program must be done through the Town of Munster. This partnership does not include pool fees (season passes, admission fees and rental fees), facility rentals (shelters, gazebo and social center), Dog Park passes, or Munster “Keen-ager” programs. For more information, contact Munster Parks & Recreation at (219) 836-PARK. Living Tree Memorial Help improve the quality of life and the environment by having a tree planted in one of your Dyer Parks to remember or honor a person or organization. A minimum donation of $200 will purchase a tree. You may designate the park but Dyer Parks & Recreation will determine exact location to prevent over planting. Trees will be planted each fall. As part of your donation, the person’s name, year of donation and park will be added to our Living Tree Memorial plaques at the Dyer Town Hall. For more info., call Mark Heintz at (219) 865-2505. DR. ANDREW MANSUETO - FAMILY PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY Insurance Accepted Member Large Selection of Frames VSP Provider AOA & IOA All Types of Contact Lenses Prairie States Provider Laservision Correction Consultant EyeMed Provider Sunglasses, Sport Glasses, Safety Glasses 942 Richard Road, Dyer 219-864-1430 www.dramansueto.com
  • 3. Winter/Spring 2010 Table of Contents Parks & Recreation Board Office Hours Living Tree Memorial Picnic Reservations Dyer-Munster Partnership General Information........................................ 3 Registration Policies Create A Class! Park Rules Sled Hill Rules Early Childhood Programs ................................. 4 Kindermusik programs Early Childhood / Youth Programs ....................... 5 Just Mommy and Me Pre-school Playtime Creative Fingers Free Kindermusik Demo Easter Egg Decorating Munchkin Masterpieces Welcome to the Jungle Little Chefs Youth Programs ............................................. 6 Bumper Bowling Bowling Ocean Wonders Ooey, Gooey Youth Programs ............................................. 7 Webkinz Party Teddy Bear Sleepover Little Dragons Pre-Karate Wado-Ki Karate Family Open Swim Dyer Youth Organizations American Girl Tea Party Youth Programs ............................................. 8 Learn To Skate programs Lego Robotics Intro to Digital Camera Techniques Movies at Plum Creek Center Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt Youth / Adult Programs.................................... 9 Pilates Yoga Band Class Step Aerobics Tai Chi Chih Photo Policy American Red Cross Babysitting Class Adult Programs.............................................. 10 Discover Scuba Beginner Spanish Beginner Guitar Lessons Advertise Co-Rec Volleyball Wii Bowling League Trips and C.S.R.I............................................ 11 Trips and Travel Chicago Flower Show & Navy Pier Four Winds Casino Lighthouse Outlet Mall Long Grove Chocolate Festival C.S.R.I Activities Easter Egg Hunt Pictures with the Easter Bunny Spring Bling Arts & Crafts Fair Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt Special Events............................................... 16 Daddy/Daughter Dance Golden Opportunity Books When the snow arrives this 2009-2010 winter season, make sure to head out to Northgate Park to enjoy our sled hill. The sled hill is open for use when there is at least 2 inches of snow on the southwest side of the hill. Sledding is only allowed on the southwest side of the hill. Remember, the park closes at dusk. Bring your own tube or plastic sled. SLED HILL RULES *Sled at your own risk *Unsafe acts are prohibited *No skiing or snowboarding *Parents must supervise children *Minimum of 2” snow cover for sledding *No using metal or wooden sleds with runners *Sled down southwest side of hill ONLY Park Rules 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles, are prohibited in parks except in designated parking areas No alcohol is allowed Golfing is not allowed in parks No littering or dumping of household garbage or yard waste Fishing is not allowed at Pheasant Hills Park lake All town ordinances will be strictly enforced All Dyer parks are open from dawn to dusk except when authorized differently by the Parks & Recreation Board, park permit or Dyer Parks & Recreation activity Create A Class! Do you have an idea for a class or program you would like to see offered? Better yet, do you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with others? Dyer Parks and Recreation staff are always looking for new program ideas and instructors with creative ideas or “hidden” talents to teach or lead various recreation classes. If you have a particular interest/talent and are willing to lead activities, or if you have a suggestion for a new program, please call Mark Humbert at (219) 865-2505 or by e-mail mhumbert@townofdyer.com. Application for Summer Recreation staff positions, including tee ball coaches, will be accepted beginning in January through April. Stop in to the Town Hall to fill out an application. Registration Policies 1. Proof of Residency will be checked upon payment. Residents who pay taxes to the Town of Dyer are considered residents. Residents of Munster will pay the resident rate per partnership. All others may register at the non-resident rate. 2. Unless otherwise stated, participants must be the age required in the program description by the first day of the class. 3. All participants MUST sign a waiver & release form to participate (parent of legal guardian MUST sign for participants under 18 yrs. of age) in any program or event that requires registration. 4. Programs will not be held if registration is insufficient. Full refunds would be issued. 5. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. No refunds will be given for trips unless a replacement is found. All refunds are processed with a signed claim (issued once a month by the park board). Cash refunds are not permitted. 6. Phone registration will not be accepted unless otherwise noted. 7. If special accommodations are needed to make our programs accessible, please contact the Dyer Parks & Recreation Office at (219) 865-2505. 8. Cash, checks and money orders are accepted for payment except where noted. Returned NSF checks will result in a service fee. 9. Registration deadlines are at 4pm on the day listed. After hours registration will not be accepted after 4pm on the last day listed for registration. Not all services are available through after hours registration. (219) 865-2505 Program Registration & Form ............................. 12 Centennial Events .......................................... 13 Plum Creek Center Information .......................... 14 Special Events............................................... 15 Sled Hill at Northgate Park General Information General Information........................................ 2 Dyer Parks and Recreation 3
  • 4. Early Childhood Programs Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Kindermusik Programs In Kindermusik classes, the instructor leads a group of parents and their children through joyful activities, using music and movement. Parents learn more about their child's unique developmental process, and the shared learning experience creates a unique bond as the child associates learning with fun, musical play. All classes meet for 45-minute sessions for 15 weeks. Min. 4/Max. 10 students per class. Material fees are paid to instructor at first class. This fee is in addition to the program fee. Registration deadline is January 29, if you register after that date, there is an extra $10 surcharge fee to cover additional shipping cost for material. Kindermusik Village (newborn – 18 months with parent/caregiver): 15 week session/2 curricula Dew Drops: Dew Drops takes Baby and Parent/Caregiver into the middle of a flower garden, seeing the Dew Drops glisten in the morning sun and feeling the cool breeze blow, a true multi-sensory experience! Varying styles of music represented from the lively Celtic dance of the Belfast Hornpipe to the gentle, soothing melody of Scarborough Fair. Whether hammocking, dancing a jib, exploring a drum, singing a lullaby or using a mirror in vocal play activities, Baby and Caregiver can celebrate the joys of music and their special relationship.(7 weeks) Cock-a-doodle Moo! Explores a farm theme through music, motion, and multisensory activities. Baby will enjoy the movement of a “hayride, “the vocal play and discovery using farm animal sounds (cock-a-doodle-OINK!), and lots of singing activities ranging from classic favorites like Old MacDonald and You Are My Sunshine to a Swedish rhythm song and a beautiful Armenian lullaby. (8 weeks) Fee: Material Fee: Materials: $160 residents/$165 non-residents $70 payable to instructor 2 CD’s, 2 books, 4 art banners, 2 instruments Registration deadline is January 29 Kindermusik Our Time Code: 1001 1002 Day: Tuesdays Thursdays Dates: Feb. 2—May 18 Feb. 4—May 20 Time: 9:30-10:15am 10:35-11:20am No classes on: March 23 March 25 (*18 months – 3+ years old with parent/caregiver): Away We Go!: Toddlers love to GO in Away We Go! Going is their gift, their license to venture out into the world and their means of retreating to the security of Dad or Mom. With toddlers’ desire to go comes an attraction to other things that go—people, animals, pull toys, tricycles, cars, planes, and the list goes on. Away We Go! Focuses on things that go, leading you in an exploration into the world of transportation. “What are things that go?” “How do they go?” “Can I make sounds like that?” Guided by these simple questions we will journey through developmentally appropriate activities relating to trains, cars, buses, horses, wagons, airplanes, and boats. (15 weeks) * The participant must be 18 months by January 1, 2010. Fee: $160 residents/$165 non-res. Fees are per session Material Fee: $65 payable to instructor Registration deadline is January 29 Kindermusik Imagine That! Code: 1005 1006 Day: Tuesdays Thursdays Dates: Feb. 2—May 18 Feb. 4—May 20 Time: 10:45-11:30am 9:30-10:15am No classes on: March 23 March 25 (*3.25 – 5 years old with parent/caregiver): www.townofdyer.com/parks The class is designed for children to attend without an adult for about 30-35 minutes and then parents/caregivers and siblings join the class for the last 10-15 minutes for sharing time. The first day of class parents stay for the entire class with no siblings. Toys I Make, Trips I Take: What’s more exciting to a 3-or-4 year old then a new toy? How about an entire Toy Shop full of toys! A remarkable toy shop, filled with boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many other toys is exactly what your child will enjoy in Toys I Make, Trips I Take. While activities are centered on a child’s pretend play and imagination, the unit firmly integrates the learning process by placing a strong musical emphasis on singing, steady beat and ensemble, as well as rhythm and rhythmic patters. (15 weeks) * The participant must be 3 years old by September 1, 2009. Materials fee includes: a drum, 2 literature books, 2 CD’s, home activity book, pretend Toy Shop and backpack. 4 Fee: $170 residents/$175 non-residents Material Fee: $70 payable to instructor Registration deadline is January 26 Code: 1009 Day: Tuesdays Dates: Feb. 2-May 18 Time: 1:00pm-1:45pm No classes on: March 23 KINDERMUSIK PLAYDATES Kindermusik Village For lap babies, crawlers, and walkers with their parents. This class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged. Registration deadline is December 21 & January 11. Ages: Fee: 1010: 1011: Time: Location: Note: newborn - 18 months $25 residents/ $30 non-residents January 5 OR January 21 9:30 - 10:15am Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) Fee includes book and CD Kindermusik Our Time For children ages 18 months to 3 years, each accompanied by an adult caregiver. This group lesson was designed to feature the basic components of a Kindermusik classroom experience—singing, moving, playing instruments, listening, group interaction, and most importantly, lots of parent education about the development of their child. Registration deadline is December 21 and January 11. Ages: Fee: 1013: 1014: Time: Location: Note: 18 months - 3 years $25 residents/$30 non-residents January 5 OR January 21 10:30 - 11:15am Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) Fee includes book and CD Kindermusik Imagine That! For those pre-school children with great imaginations! The children typically attend classes by themselves, but for this play-date version, parents will attend so you can see for yourself what Kindermusik is all about. Registration deadline is December 21 and January 11. Ages: Fee: 1016: 1017: Time: Location: Note: 3.5 - 5 years old $25 residents/$30 non-residents January 5 OR January 21 12:45 - 1:30pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) Fee includes book and CD
  • 5. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Just Mommy and Me Easter Egg Decorating Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: 2 - 5 with parent Thursday, April 1 5 - 5:30 pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) $8 resident / $10 non-resident 1020 8/12 Registration deadline is Friday, March 26th Another popular favorite returns! Each week starts with story time followed by a related craft. As time permits, we’ll play some games and music too. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Register for your choice of time and session. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each session. Don’t delay, classes fill up fast! Ages: Day: 1022: 1023: 1024: 24 - 36 months with parents Wednesdays January 6 - 27 February 3 - 24 March 10 - April 14 (5weeks) (no class 3/24) *$35 residents/$40 non-residents 1025 April 28 - May 19 Time: 9:15 - 10:15 or 10:30 - 11:30am Location: Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) Fee: $28 residents/$32 non-residents Limit: 6/10 Munchkin Masterpieces Pre-school Playtime Kids’ will spend time making various seasonal crafts and projects over these 4 week sessions. Registration deadlines are the Monday before the session begins. Children will play games, participate in stories and socially interact with other children their age. The children will also work together on weekly craft. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each session. Parent participation is not required. Ages: Day: 1031: 1032: 1033: 1034: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: 3 - 5 yrs. Mondays January 11- February 1 February 8 - March 8 (off 2/15) March 15 - April 12 (off 3/22) April 26— May 17 10:00 - 11:00 am Dyer Town Hall kitchen $25 resident / $30 non-resident (per session) 6/10 (per session) All participants must be 3 before session begins Kindermusik FREE Demonstration In Kindermusik classes, the instructor leads a group of parents and their children through joyful activities, using music and movement. Parents learn more about their child’s unique development process, and the shared learning experience creates a unique bond as the child associates learning with fun and musical play. Age: Newborn - 5 yrs. 1041: Thursday, January 7 or 1042: Tuesday, January 19 Time: 9:30 - 10:30 or 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: Dyer Town Hall (Activity room B) Note: Please call to register by January 4th and January 15th Creative Fingers Ages: Day: 1100: 1101: Time: Location: 5&6 Mondays January 11 - February 1 February 8 - March 1 4:45 - 5:45 pm Center for Visual & Performing Arts Fee: Limit: $45 residents / $55 non-residents 4/8 1040 Ridge Road, Munster 3 - 5 yrs. Fridays January 8 — 29 February 5 - 26 March 5 - 26 April 9 - 30 11:30—12:30 pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) $25 residents / $30 non-residents 6/10 per session Little Chefs Participants will prepare simple snacks on their own. Youngsters will learn tips on preparing snacks, helping around the kitchen and table manners. Participants will enjoy their creation at the conclusion of each class and maybe even take some to go. All kids receive a kitchen apron that is theirs to keep. Registration deadline is Friday before each session begins. Ages: 3 - 5 yrs. Day: Wednesdays 1046: January 6 - 27 1047: February 10 – March 3 1048: March 31 - April 21 1049: May 5 - May 26 Time: 9:30 - 10:15 am Location: Dyer Town Hall kitchen Fee: $30 resident / $35 non-resident (per session) Limit: 6/10 (per session) Code: All participants must be 3 before session begins Welcome to the Jungle Come join us as we venture through the jungle! We will be exploring the exciting worlds of many different jungle animals. We will also learn what they like to eat, how big or small these animals are, and where they live. Your child will play games, dance, sing, and create an art project about these animals. We will also be creating and eating jungle snacks! Registration deadline will be January 19th and March 2. Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Day: Tuesdays 1103 January 26 - February 23 1104: March 9 - April 13 (off 3/23) Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm Fee: $35 resident/$38 non-resident Location: Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room A) Limit: 6/12 (219) 865-2505 Children naturally enjoy painting, drawing, cutting and pasting. In this class, the young artists will create and use their imagination while exploring various art media and techniques. Each week, a famous artist and artistic style will be introduced to the children, while allowing individuals to develop their own works of art. All supplies are included. Dress young artists appropriately. Child must have turned 5 by January 2010. Ages: Day: 1036: 1037: 1038: 1039: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: Early Childhood / Youth Programs Look for things to get a little messy as our young artists decorate their eggs with dye, material, yarn, stickers, buttons, pipe cleaners and maybe even more. Whatever their imagination can create. The projects will be yours to take home. Everything will be supplied including a treat and a styrofoam egg. Wear clothes that might get dirty. Parent participation is required. 5
  • 6. Youth Programs Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Bumper Bowling Ocean Wonders Bumper Bowling for youngsters ages 3-6. All the fun of bowling and no gutter balls! Includes shoe rental, games and a t-shirt! Held at Stardust III in Dyer. Advance registration is required by Thursday prior to each session. Fee is for entire six week session. All participants must wear bowling shoes. Smallest rental shoe is children’s size 8. Swim into an ocean of wonders and adventures! Your child will learn about the ocean and sea life through science, reading, art and math. We will also be creating our own books about many sea creatures. We will create fun projects and snacks, so come join us as we dive into the ocean for some fun!. Registration deadline is January 21st. Ages: Day: 1051: 1052: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: Notes: Ages: Day: 1106: 1107: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: 3 - 6 yrs. with parent Mondays January 25 - March 8 (off 2/15) March 22 - April 26 3:15 - 4 pm Stardust III in Dyer $35 resident / $40 non-res. 10/30 per session *parent participation is required Ooey, Gooey Bowling Come on out and join in on the fun! Bowling at Stardust III. Various bowling skills and etiquette will be covered while having fun bowling! Fee includes t-shirt, shoe rental and games for entire 6 week session. Sign up to learn a skill for life! Registration deadline is Thursday prior to each session. 6 - 13 yrs. Mondays January 25 - March 8 (off 2/15) March 22 - April 26 4:15 - 5:30 pm Stardust III in Dyer $40 resident / $44 non-resident 10/30 Come have fun with us as we create Ooey Gooey projects to play with and eat! We will be creating things like Play-Doh, Gak, Silly Putty, Edible Play-Doh, and Slime, just to name a few. Please dress your child appropriately for these activities, they will be getting messy!! Your child will also receive a fun book of these recipes to try at home with mom and dad! Registration deadline is January 22nd. Ages: Day: Time: 1112: 1113: Fee: Limit: 4-6 yrs Fridays 4:30 - 6:00pm January 29 - February 26 March 12 - April 23(off 3/26 & 4/2) $35 residents/$38 non-residents 6/10 A unique academic opportunity awaits your child. Step inside to discover why so many families choose Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse. Meet our dedicated teachers, explore our enriched learning environments, and learn how a Montessori education can benefit your child. Come in and see for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 7, 1-3pm www.mcshammond.com 5935 HOHMAN AVENUE ©2009 MIDS © 2009 MIDS mcs91113 | HAMMOND, IN 46320 | 219.932.5666 Accredited by American Montessori Society Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse welcomes children of any sex, race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin. Photography by Ann Latinovich 6 TODDLER | PRESCHOOL | BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL | KINDERGARTEN | ELEMENTARY www.townofdyer.com/parks Ages: Day: 1109: 1110: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: 4 - 6 yrs Wednesdays January 27 - February 24 March 10 - April 14 (off 3/24) 4:30 - 6:00 pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room A) $35 residents / $38 non-residents 6/12
  • 7. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Little Dragons Pre-Karate Attention Teddy Bears, come join us for a night of fun! Enjoy listening to a story, snack time, and a craft. Your children will then say good night to the teddy bears and return Friday to find a photo album from last nights activities! Teddy Bears, be sure to wear your pajamas and be ready for a night of fun! Parent participation is not required. This pre-karate martial arts course had been designed to encourage self-confidence, increase focus, sharpen attention span, improve discipline, coordination and promote fitness. Children learn basic karate techniques & escapes. Register by the Monday prior to each session. Ages: Day: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: Ages: Day: 1117: 1118: 1119: Time: Location: Fee: Notes: 3– 8 yrs. Thursday February 18 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) $15 resident / $20 non-resident 1115 6/10 American Girl Tea Party Come and enjoy a lovely evening of tea, exquisite finger food, stories, and much more! There is a dress code so make sure to dress to impress, and this goes for your American Girl doll too! This event will have everyone talking so hurry up and join the fun! Registration deadline is March 9 & March 30. Day: Time: Code: 1121: 1122: Location: Fee: Limit: Thursday 5:00 - 6:30pm Ages: Date: 5-7 March 11 8 - 12 April 1 Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room B) $15 residents/$20 non-residents 6/10 Webkinz Party Bring your favorite Webkinz or two and head over for an afternoon full of Webkinz fun. Participants will be playing games, making a craft, and enjoying a snack all themed around Webkinz. Registration deadline is February 25. Ages: Day: Location: Date: Fee: Time: Code: Limit: 6 - 11 yrs. Saturday Activity Room B February 27 $15 residents $20 non-residents 11:00am - 1:00pm 1128 6/10 Family Open Swim Ages: Day: January: February: March: April: May: Time: Location: all ages Sundays 10 & 24 7 & 21 7 & 21 11 & 25 23 12:00 - 2:00pm Lake Central High School Pool Fee: Note: $3 a day per participant (pay on site) Children 2 years old or younger FREE 8400 Wicker Ave, St. John Wado-Ki Karate Sensei Roger Jerome (9th Degree) and Sensei Dotty Jerome (7th Degree) have spent years developing Wado-Ki, a style of the ancient Okinawan martial art of Karate that stresses discipline and promotes fitness. Register by the Monday prior to each session. Ages: Day: 1124: 1125: 1126: Time: Location: Fee: Notes: 7 - adult Tuesdays January 5 - February 23 March 2 - April 20 April 27 - June 29 (off 5/4 & 6/1) 5:45 - 6:45 pm St. John Township Community Center $40 residents / $44 non-residents *wear comfortable clothes *Uniforms are not required to participate but are available from instructors for an additional cost if interested Dyer Youth Organizations These organizations are not operated by Dyer Parks & Recreation but we provide the following information as a public service! Birth certificates are required when registering. The Dyer Parks & Recreation office should have full registration times and dates for these organizations by midJanuary (219) 865-2505. Dyer Babe Ruth Baseball for ages 13-18 Registration will begin January 16 & 23 from 10am-1pm, and February 3 from 6-8pm. It will take place at the St. John Township Center. Visit our website at www.dyerbaberuth.com for updated information or call 588-4215 for questions. Dyer Girls Softball League Softball for ages 6 - 25 Registration will be held on January 23 & 30 from 10am-2pm and February 3 from 6pm-8pm at the St. John Township Center. www.dyergirlssoftball.com Dyer Kickers Soccer for ages 4 - adult Registration will be held on January 19 from 6pm-8pm, January 23 and February 6 from 9am-12pm at the St. John Township Center. Find information on-line at www.dyerkickers.org Dyer Little League Baseball for ages 5 - 12 Registration will begin January 23 at 9am-12pm, January 27 at 68pm, and January 30 at 9am-12pm, and Late Registration (late fee will be charged) will be on February 3 from 6-8pm at St. John Township Center. www.dyerlittleleague.com Dyer Parks & Recreation offers a tee ball program for 3 year olds and 4 & 5 year olds during the summer. Watch for full details in the 2010 Summer Leisuregram in mid-April. (219) 865-2505 Who says you cant have fun during the winter months? Grab your swimsuits and jump into Family Open Swim. Families, spend quality time in the water playing games and practicing your swimming skills. Anyone 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Certified lifeguards are on duty. This program is sponsored by Goose’s Scuba. Dates below are the only dates available to swim. 4 - 6 yrs. Tuesdays January 5 – February 23 March 2 - April 20 April 27 - June 29 (off 5/4 & 6/1) 4:45 - 5:30 pm St. John Township Community Center $40 residents / $44 non-residents *wear comfortable clothes *Uniforms are not required to participate but are available from instructor for an additional cost if interested Youth Programs Teddy Bear Sleepover 7
  • 8. Youth Programs Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Learn to Ice Skate The Midwest Training and Ice Center Coaching Staff, in conjunction with the Ice Skating Institute strive to promote ice skating as a participant sport. The staff provides high quality, progressive instruction in basic skating skills providing participants with a solid foundation which they can use as they continue into competitive figure skating, hockey, or long term recreation. FOR ALL CLASSES Midwest Training & Ice Center Location: (10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer) Fee: Limit: Notes: $130 residents/$135 non-residents (per session) 5/12 per session gloves are recommended fee includes skate rental bike helmets are recommended 3 - 5 year olds: Learn to ice skate class for beginners. Beginner instruction begins with learning to fall and getting up. Balance, edge work and self-confidence are stressed in your choice of 8 week session. Session: 1054: 1055: 1056: 1057: Day(s): Thursdays Saturdays Thursdays Saturdays Times: 4:30 - 5:15pm 9:00 - 9:45am 4:30 - 5:15pm 9:00 - 9:45am Dates: Regis. Ddln: Dec. 31 - Feb.18 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 - Feb.20 Jan. 1 Feb.25 - April 15 Feb. 23 Feb.27 - April 17 Feb. 25 6 - 12 year olds: Learn to ice skate class - ‘pre alpha level’. This class is designed for the beginner who has had no prior formal lessons. Swizzles, glides and backward wiggles will be emphasized in your choice of 8 week session. Session: 1140: 1141: 1142: 1143: Day(s): Thursdays Saturdays Thursdays Saturdays Times: 4:30-5:15pm 9:00-9:45am 4:30-5:15pm 9:00-9:45am Dates: Regis. Deadline: Dec. 31 - Feb.18 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 - Feb.20 Jan. 1 Feb. 25 - April.15 Feb. 23 Feb. 27 - April 17 Feb. 25 Adult: 13 & older: Adult Learn to Skate is ideal for skaters 13 and up who have the desire to learn the basics of ice skating. Proper skating position, inside & outside edgework, and forward and backward skating will be taught in this 8 week session. Regis. deadline is Tuesday prior to each session. www.townofdyer.com/parks Day: 1145: 1146: Time: 8 Saturdays January 2 - February 20 February 27 - April 17 9:00 - 9:45am Movies at Plum Creek Center Lego Robotics– Dinosaur Safari Park Students are guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations to solve real world inspired science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) challenges using LEGO NXT Mindstorm Robots. The point of eGenius Challenge Academy is to excite all students about science and technology. In this exciting course, students will pretend that dinosaurs have returned and are on display for people to see. Handling dinosaurs is dangerous business though-so students will need to design, build and program robots to help with the tasks. For more info about Lego robotics visit www.egenius4fun.com. Ages: Day: 1148: Time: Location: Fee: 9 - 13 yrs Saturdays February 27 - March 13 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Dyer Town Hall (Kitchen) $60 residents / $65 non-residents Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt Back by popular demand, Dyer Parks & Recreation will be sponsoring a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin and end from inside the Town Hall. Pizza and pop will be donated by Bob and Jack’s Pizza and served to the participants before beginning the hunt. All participants need to bring their own flashlight. The event will conclude with a raffle held back in the main meeting room. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 24th if space remains. Space is limited, so sign up NOW! Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: Note: 9 - 12 year olds Friday, March 26 6:30 - 8:00 pm Dyer Town Hall $10 resident/$12 non-resident 1300 16/50 Bring a bag to collect your eggs and goodies and don’t forget your flashlight! Check out the details on Page 9 American Red Cross Babysitting Class This educational and fun program will teach you the responsibilities and qualities of being a good babysitter and what to expect of the person who hires you. You’ll learn how to make good, responsible decisions, supervise children, adjust your actions based on the age of the child, keep kids and yourself safe in the house and outside, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, handle an emergency or illness, perform first-aid, perform basic care routines like diapering, feeding and dressing children, and more. The 6 hour course includes a book, CD, and certification card. Participants must bring copy of birth certificate upon registration. Participants should bring a baby doll or bear for practicing feeding, diapering, etc. Registration deadline is February 9 and April 19. Ages: 1150: 1151: Location: Fee: Limit: Notes: 11 – 15 Fri. Feb. 12 6-9pm and Sat. Feb. 13 9am-Noon (must attend both days to receive course completion certificate) Fri. April 23 6-9pm and Sat. April 24 9am-Noon (must attend both days) Dyer Town Hall (lower level) $45 residents/$50 non-residents 8/10 per time slot participants should bring snacks and a drink both days
  • 9. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Pilates Yoga Band Class Ages: 18 & older Fee: $42 residents / $45 non-residents (per session) Limit: 5/15 (per session) Notes: participants provide their own mat for the class Above information applies to all below sessions Monday & Wednesday Evening Classes Days: Time: Location: Mondays or Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:25pm Town Hall Activity Room B Code: 1202: Day(s): Mondays 1203: 1204: 1205: Wednesdays Mondays Wednesdays Dates: Feb. 1 - March 15* (*off Feb. 15) Jan. 27 - March 3 March 29 - May 3 March 17 - April 21 Whether you have practiced Yoga for years or are completely new, Yoga Band is an exciting way to maximize your Yoga practice and add variety to your workouts. Yoga poses are combined with band resistance to increase the strength and tone of the major muscles while increasing flexibility and overall relaxation. Poses are modified for all experience levels and also for those wanting to participate seated in a chair. Class is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants. Registration deadline is the Friday before each session. Ages: Day: Time: 1207: 1208: Location: Fee: Limit: Notes: 18 & older Mondays 6:15 - 7:10pm February 1 - March 15 (off 2/15) March 29 - May 3 Dyer Town Hall Activity Room B $42 resident / $45 non-resident (per session) 5/15 (per session) Adult Programs A mat based Pilates class designed to strengthen and tone the major muscles including the abdominals and low back while improving flexibility. The class will focus on core strengthening to improve posture and promote overall body awareness. It is suitable for all fitness levels and great for the beginner. participants provide their own mat for the class Regis. Deadline: Jan. 29 Jan. 25 March 26 March 15 Intro to Digital Camera Techniques In this class the content is geared to the needs of the students. On the first day of class, students will be asked to state what they would like to get out of the class. Other topics may include resolution, white balance, exposure controls and proper exposure, histograms, automatic features and picture composition. Students may also bring in examples of problem images for troubleshooting. Handouts will be provided. This class is limited to eight registrants. This is a six week class. Registration deadline is January 9 if spots remain. Ages: 16 - Adults Day: Saturdays 1213: January 16 - February 20 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Location: Center for Visual & Performing Arts Fee: $80 residents/$85 non-residents Limit: -/8 Class: M328 T’ai Chi Chih T’ai Chi Chih-Joy thru movement is a series of 19 movements and one pose that circulate and balance energy (Chi) within the body. It is a slow, meditative approach to increasing energy, reducing stress, weight and blood pressure control, mental clarity and longevity. TCC is accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Students learn the whole form in one 8 week beginner’s class. Not a martial art. Pete Gregory is the only certified instructor in NWI. More info visit www.taichichih.org Day: Time: Ages: 1210: 1211: Location: Fee: Limit: Thursdays 10:30— 11:45am 18 & older January 28 - March 18 March 25 - May 13 Plum Creek Center $40 residents/$45 non-residents 5/12 Spring Bling Arts & Crafts Fair Check out the details on Page 15 Beginner Ballroom Dancing Movies at Plum Creek Center Ages: 1302: Movie: 1303: Movie: Time: Location: Fee: Note: All Ages February 16, 2010 Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs (rated PG) March 16, 2010 Goonies (rated PG-13) 6:00pm Plum Creek Center $2 per person Children 2 years or younger are Free! Ages: Day: 1217: 1218: 1219: 1220: Time: Location: 18 & Up Tuesdays January 12 - February 2 February 9 - March 2 March 9 - 30 April 6 - 27 8:00 - 8:50 pm Fee: Limit: $35 residents/$40 non-residents 6/20 (219) 865-2505 Families grab a blanket and head out to the new Plum Creek Center for an unforgettable evening of movie favorites for all members of the family. We provide a movie, popcorn & drink! All parents are welcome. Parental supervision is required for children younger than seven. Parents who stay must pay for admission. Pre-registering is required no later than the day before the movie is shown. Do you have a wedding, anniversary of other special event coming up? Prepare to dance the night away in a fun group setting! You will learn two popular dances in a four weeks, including walts, tango, foxtrot, rumba, hustle, chacha, swing, and salsa. No partner is necessary, as we will rotate during the class to accelerate the learning process. We recommend modest, dressy casual attire and comfortable shoes with a smooth or leather sole. We ask that you bring a pair of shoes to change into until you invest in dance shoes. Registration deadline is a week before each session. Premiere Dance Studio (360 E. U.S. Highway 30) 9
  • 10. Adult Programs Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Discover Scuba Diving Beginner Spanish This program introduces you to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. Participants learn basic safety concepts, get familiar with scuba gear and learn to relax and enjoy the underwater world. All materials included! This is a one session experience program, just pick a date! Registration deadline will be the Thursday the week before. Ages: Day: 1221: 1222: 1223: 1224: 1225: Time: Location: Fee: Limit: Note: 10 - adult Sundays January 10 1226: March 21 January 24 1227: April 11 February 7 1228: April 25 February 21 1229: May 9 March 7 1230: May 23 10:00am - 12:00 pm (approx.) Lake Central High School Pool $40 resident / $44 non-resident (per session) 6/10 (per session) Goose’s Scuba Shack (1490 Joliet Street, Dyer) During this 16 week program we will understand and get acquainted with comparative tools between English and Spanish. Understanding of Latin American countries and their customs such as music, food, politics and general culture. Students will learn to build simple sentences and to practice their Spanish using special methods learned in class. Ages: Day: 1232: Time: Location: Fee: Min/Max: 18 - older Mondays February 1 - May 17 6:00-8:00 pm Dyer Town Hall (Activity Room A) $185 residents/$195 non-residents 5/15 Beginner Guitar Lessons ADVERTISE! Dyer Parks & Recreation accepts advertisements for the Leisuregram. If you are interested in advertising in a future publication, please call (219) 865-2505 for more info. The Summer brochure will arrive home in mid-April, 2010. Over 8,000 copies are printed and direct mailed to all residents and businesses in Dyer, IN 46311 zip code Photo Policy On occasion, Town of Dyer staff may take photos or video of participants in programs & events or people in our parks. Please be aware that these may be used in future publications, on the Town web site or for local public access. We also welcome the local press to cover our activities and grant them permission for the same. Beginner group guitar lessons will be offered starting late January! Learn the basic rudiments for playing the guitar. By the end of the 8 week session, you should be able to play basic chords, tune a guitar and more! Each student must supply their own guitar, either acoustic or electric (without amplifier). Professional instruction from H.G.S Music, (formerly the Highland Guitar Studio). Registration deadline is Friday, January 29th if spots still remain. Ages: Day: Dates: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: 10 - adult Saturdays January 30 - March 20 10 - 11 am Dyer Town Hall (lower level) $75 residents / $80 non-res. 1153 10/20 www.townofdyer.com/parks Co-Rec Volleyball 10 Indoor volleyball will be held at Kahler Middle School for adults 21 & older. Sign up for the whole session. Each week will consist of recreational pick-up games. One fee covers the whole session. Sign up in advance for this popular co-ed program. Due to school athletic contests there may be delayed start times on select dates. Registration is not accepted on site. Day: Time: Location: Limit: Code: Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm Kahler Middle School gym 20/42 1234 Dates: Ages: Fee: Notes: January 6 - May 19 (no volleyball on 2/24, 3/24 & 5/12) 21 & older $35 resident/$40 non-resident no one under 21 & no spectators are allowed Wii Bowling League Join our Wii Bowling League for Adults! The new Nintendo Wii is meant for all ages and abilities with wireless remote and easy to work games. Wii Bowling has erupted among the adult community and its finally here in Dyer! This is a mixed bowling league and teams will be made up of 2 bowlers. If you don't have a partner we will be happy to put you with another person. Each team will bowl once a week, bowling two games in succession. This is a 10 week program. Registration deadline is January 13 and March 24. Ages: Day: 1236: 1237: Time: Fee: Limit: Location: 50 - older Thursdays January 14 - March 18 March 25 - May 27 Weekly games will vary between 10:00am - 1:00pm $15 resident/$17 non-resident 8/36 per session Dyer Town Hall (meeting room)
  • 11. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation TRIPS AND TRAVEL Chicago Flower Show & Navy Pier We will be joining Schererville Parks for a trip to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI. Receive $10 towards a meal at the buffet or one of the restaurants and $15 for slot play. Round trip coach bus transportation is also included. Join us as we provide your transportation to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show & Navy Pier. While you’re there, you can visit the Chicago Children’s Museum, 50 specialty shops and restaurants, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Chicago Collectables, and the IMAX Theatre. Fee covers coach bus transportation to and from location only. Registration deadline is March 5th. Ages: Date: Bus Departs: Bus returns: Fee: Code: Limit: all ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Thursday, January 28 8:30am from Rohrman Park 4:00pm (approx.) $19 resident / $21 non-resident 1239 40/54 Ages: Date: Bus departs: Bus returns: Fee: Code: Limit: all ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Saturday, March 13 9:30 am from Rohrman Park 4:00 pm (approx.) $19 resident $21 non-resident 1240 35/54 Long Grove Chocolate Festival Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall Chocolate lovers will enjoy this trip to the Long Grove Chocolate Festival! You can fill the day with chocolaty treats, live music, great food and shopping the 70 shops, boutiques, and galleries. You can even stroll Long Grove’s covered bridge and centuries old buildings. Registration deadline is April 23rd. Come join us at the Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City, IN. This outdoor mall has over 120 of your favorite stores such as Adidas, Burberry, Gap, Nike factory, and BCBG Max Azria. With great scenery and great prices this trip is sure to help with all your shopping needs. Fee includes bus transportation to and from the mall. Registration deadline is May 14th. Ages: Date: Bus Departs: Bus returns: Fee: Code: Limit: all ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Saturday, May 1 8:30am from Rohrman Park 5:00pm (approx.) $26 resident / $28 non-resident 1241 30/54 Ages: Date: Bus Departs: Bus returns: Fee: Code: Limit: Trips & C.S.R.I Events Four Winds Casino all ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Saturday, May 22 8:30am from Dyer Town Hall 5:00pm (approx.) $20 resident / $23 non-resident 1242 30/45 Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative C.S.R.I. is a cooperative venture seeking ways to increase recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages who have special needs and abilities. Dyer Parks & Recreation is proud to be a part of CSRI along with the following agencies: Community Hospital Crown Point Parks & Recreation Highland Parks & Recreation Lake County Parks Merrillville Parks & Recreation Munster Parks & Recreation Schererville Parks & Recreation St. John Parks & Recreation Join us at one of the upcoming CSRI special events. If you are interested being added to the CSRI mailing list, please call us at (219) 865-2505 or email us at csri2004@yahoo.com CSRI Indoor Fun Fair Day Sponsored by CSRI & Highland Parks & Recreation Sunday, January 17 1-3 pm Sponsored by CSRI & Highland Parks & Recreation Sunday, January 17 1 - 3pm Local, regional and state groups and agencies will be available to offer a wide range of opportunities Highland Lincoln Center Fieldhouse 2450 Lincoln St., Highland Call (219) 838-0114 for info. CSRI Easter Egg Hunt Sponsored by CSRI & Munster Parks & Recreation Sat., March 27 10 am At Community Park in Munster $3 in advance at Munster Town Hall (1005 Ridge Road) $5 on-site starting at 9:30am For more info. call (219) 836-7275 CSRI Ice Skating Sponsored by CSRI & Lake County Parks Saturday, February 13 9:30am - 11:30am $6.00 per person Pre-register and pre-pay by Feb. 8 You may pay with check or credit card Event held at Deep River Water Park For more info. call (219) 769-PARK CSRI Bingo Sponsored by CSRI & Dyer Parks & Recreation Saturday, April 17 11am - 1pm $5.00 per person Register in advance at Dyer Town Hall Space is limited Event held at Dyer Town Hall For more info. call (219) 865-2505 (219) 865-2505 Admission is FREE! Call ahead to reserve your spot and for directions. Highland Lincoln Center Fieldhouse 2450 Lincoln St., Highland (219) 838-0114 CSRI Health Expo 11
  • 12. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Program Registration Three Ways to Register 1. In Person: 2. Mail In: 3. Drop Off: Stop by the Dyer Town Hall, Parks and Recreation Office. Cash and checks only. Sorry, no credit cards. Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Fill out the registration form below and include fee (checks made payable to: Town of Dyer) and mail to: Place the registration form and payment (checks made payable to: Town of Dyer) in an envelope and drop it in the gray drop box located in the Dyer Town Hall parking lot. Dyer Town Hall is located on the south side of US 30, the 2nd building east of Hart Street. Dyer Parks and Recreation One Town Square Dyer, IN 46311 Office will be closed Jan. 1, Feb. 15, April 9, & May 24, 2010. The office also closes periodically for staff trainings, meetings, programs and periods of unexpected occurrences. Call (219) 865-2505 to confirm an office attendant. Additional registration forms are available to be downloaded from out website: www.townofdyer.com/parks Registration Form Please Print Parents or Guardian Name:____________________________________________________ Daytime Telephone:__________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________ Evening Telephone:__________________ City:__________________ Participant’s First Name State:_______________ Participant’s Last Name Birthday MM/DD/YY Zip:____________ Sex Code D.O.B:_______________________ Program Name Not all programs receive shirts WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS Shirt Size Fee TOTAL: $______________ I, the undersigned participant, or parent or guardian of a participating minor child, acknowledge the risk of personal injury, death, damage and loss associated with participation in any and all activities associated with the above program(s). I assume the full risk of personal injury, death, damage and loss associated with participation in any and all activities associated with this program(s). In consideration of the permission to participate granted to me or my child or ward, I hereby release the Town of Dyer, Lake County, Indiana, the Town of Dyer Parks & Recreation Department, and their respective officers, agents, and employees, (collectively “Dyer”) from any and all actions, causes of action, damages or claims which I, my heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, or my child’s/ward’s heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, may have against Dyer for any personal injuries, death, damage, or loss resulting from, or in any way associated with, participation in this program(s). I, the undersigned participant, or parent or guardian of a participating minor child, have read this waiver and release and fully understand the terms of same and the details of the program(s). I execute this waiver and release with the full knowledge of its terms and significance. Signature: _______________________________________________ 12 (Parent or guardian, if the participant is a minor) Date: _____________________
  • 13. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Centennial Events Dyer Historical Society is sponsoring the following speakers and events during the entire year to celebrate Dyer’s Centennial during the dates and times detailed below. Don’t miss them! All events are free admission and some may include refreshments to be served. Special Events Dyer Historical Society Celebration - March 10, 2010 6:00pm The Dyer Historical Society will be celebrating the anniversary of the first “Regular Town Board Meeting.” There will be food, short history presentations and most of all fellowship. An open house in the museum will also be held. Union Church Established in 1880, turned into the Dyer Lions Club and now is Antonio Michael Salon Church Walk - April 11, 2010 1:00pm A church walk of Dyer’s six oldest churches will be held. We will meet at the Town Hall to board provided transportation. Free tickets must be obtained prior to the event. Antique Appraisal Show - May 15, 2010 1:00pm Carl Gates will be returning for another informative and fun “show.” Tickets will be for sale at $15 per person which enables said person to bring in ONE item to be appraised. Refreshments will be served. Art Show - June 12 & 13, 2010 1:00pm The Nick Thiery family will have a week-end show of their art work. Water colors, photography and dolls are just some of the forms of art. Items will be for sale. Free admission & refreshments will be served. Cemetery Walk - October 3, 2010 4:00pm The DHS will host a tour of St. Joseph Cemetery, giving participants a tour, with extra information on some of the families. Free admission. Keilman Office Located where Groen Furniture is now, on corner of Hart & Matteson Speaker Presentations January 12, 2010 - 7:00pm Ken Schoon, Associate Dean of IUN’s School of Education, will combine geology and history of the Calumet Area in his presentation. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. February 9, 2010 - 7:00pm Cynthia Ogorek, Public Historian, preservationist and author will present a program about the history, evolution an development of the Calumet River corridor. Free admission & refreshments will be served. First National Bank Robbed 3 times, stood on NW corner of Rt. 30 & Hart where Cricket Wireless is now April 13, 2010 - 7:00pm Paul Benninghoff, past DHS president, will do a Power Point presentation on Dyer. His pictorial book about Dyer, published by Arcadia will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. May 11, 2010 - 7:00pm Jeanie Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, DNR-DHPA, will travel from Indianapolis to present a program about the Underground Railroad. Free admission & refreshments will be served. June 8, 2010 - 7:00pm Marshall Burdan, Chaplain of the Port of Indiana, will present a program sharing interesting stories of the happenings at the port. Free admission & refreshments will be served. The Cheap House Owned by August Stommel, founder of First National Bank, stood on Rt. 30 & Hart August 10, 2010 - 7:00pm Terry Lynch, well known Chicagoland historian, will portray Theodore Roosevelt, as he has completed his second term as president and reflects back on his triumphs and failures. Free admission & refreshments will be served. September 14, 2010 - 7:00pm Cynthia Ogorek, Public Historian, member of the LHA since 1998, has traveled over 1,500 miles of the original route of the Lincoln Highway. She will present her program concentrating on the “Ideal Section” which is here in Dyer and Schererville. Free admission & refreshments will be served. October 12, 2010 - 7:00pm Mark Merriman, the well known and popular author of the “Haunted Indiana” series, will tell ghost stories as they have been told to him. Free admission & refreshments will be served. Anita Kahler Standing near sign in Lincoln Highway circa 1922 13
  • 14. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Plum Creek Center Plum Creek Center A great place to meet with family, friends and colleagues Anniversaries Baby Showers Banquets Birthday Parties Business Meetings Family Gatherings Graduations Organization & Club Meetings Office Training Wedding Showers Amenities Plum Creek Center Rental Rates The Plum Creek Center is fully accessible and offers the following amenities: Tables and Chairs Resident $200 per 4 hours* Non-Profit (Dyer based) $20 per hour* (Mon-Thurs. only) One large gathering room (carpeted 53’ x 40’) Plus sales tax Serving counter with easy accessible outlets in the main gathering room 100 person capacity Reasonable rates, Smoke Free Facility Scenic view of Plum Creek and Historical Elmer Miller Park Bring your own catering or pot-luck family style food Making Your Reservation www.townofdyer.com/parks 1. 2. 3. Reservations are accepted at the Dyer Parks and Recreation office located at Dyer Town Hall (2nd building east of Hart St. on the south side of US Route 30). All reservations must be made in person. Only Cash & Checks (payable to Town of Dyer) are accepted for payment. Sales tax is charged on these fees. The full cost of the rental plus a $100.00 security/cleaning deposit is due at the time you reserve the Plum Creek Center. The security/cleaning deposit will be mailed back to the renter, upon Park Board approval, if the facility is clean, without damage and returned to its pre-rental condition. If police or other Town staff member(s) had to be called to the site this deposit will not be refunded. Plum Creek Center rental fees are non-refundable. The facility is available for rental in four hour time slots and the renter is given an hour for set up prior to and an hour for clean up following reservation time. Note: A site supervisor will be scheduled to work. The site supervisor will open the facility and lock it following the rental. The supervisor is not a cleaning service but an individual who will be on-site to provide assistance and support during the rental. Room Dimensions and Table Sizes 14 Gathering Room: 40’ x 53’ Kitchen: 9’ x 11’ Tables: 13 round tables (60” diameter) (8 chairs per table) plus eight rectangular tables (8’ x 30”) for head table, serving tables, gift tables, DJ, etc. Chairs: 100 chairs Hall Capacity: 100 persons Plus sales tax Plus sales tax Kitchen with a stove (4 burners & an oven), refrigerator, microwave and two forty cup coffee pots. Heating/Air Conditioning Non-Resident $300 per 4 hours* Add Hours: Additional hours can be added to your minimum four hour rental time at a rate of $50 per hour for Residents and $75 per hour for Non-Residents. *A $100.00 security/clean up deposit is also required. Individuals who reside and/or own property in the Town of Dyer Individuals and/or groups who reside outside of the Town of Dyer Town of Dyer based groups only. A group or organization with non-profit status (i.e. church, schools, community service groups, 501C-3 organizations). Non-profit rates apply on Monday-Thursday. The regular rental fee applies Friday-Sunday. Rental Fees are non-refundable. Resident: Non-Resident: Non-Profit: Available to Rent Rentals are available for a minimum of four hours and all rentals must be concluded by 9pm Sundays-Thursdays and by 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and days before a holiday. Plum Creek Center is generally available for rentals: Select daytime hours are also available. Call for availability. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.................. 5:00 - 9:00pm Fridays ................................................................. 6:00 - 10:00pm Saturdays .............................................................. Noon - 4:00pm or Saturdays .............................................................. 6:00 - 10:00pm Sundays ................................................................ Noon - 4:00pm One hour of clean up time is allowed following these closing times. For more info on Plum Creek Center visit www.townofdyer.com/parks
  • 15. Winter/Spring 2010 Dyer Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt Ages: Date: Time: Location: 8 & under Sat. March 27 2 pm SHARP!!! Northgate Park Saturd a March y, 27 Pictures with the Easter Bunny This Easter Egg Hunt would not be possible without the generous donations from numerous Dyer area businesses & organizations! THANK YOU! We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event. If you are interested, please call 865-2505 with your name and number. Adults as well as High School and Jr. High kids in need of community service hours are welcome. The Dyer Chamber of Commerce will be on hand at our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27th to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a free raffle of a large Fannie Mae Easter basket donated by Jethroe Smith DDS & Sandy. Visit the Easter Bunny under the shelter to have your picture taken and receive a little treat. Ages: all ages Date: Sat. March 27th Time: begins at 1 pm Location: Northgate Park picnic shelter Fee: $3 (payable on site) Advance registration is not necessary. Special Events Join us for our 22nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Northgate Park for children ages 8 & under! The event is free of charge. Following the hunt, we’ll have a raffle for prizes! Advance registration is not necessary! Bring a basket or bag to collect your goodies! Spring Bling Arts & Crafts Fair Celebrate the Town of Dyer Centennial by joining Dyer Parks and Recreation for our first Spring Bling Arts & Crafts Fair. It will be held on Saturday, March 6th from 10am - 3pm at the Kahler Middle School (600 Joliet Street) y, rda th u Sat ch 6 m r p Ma -3 10 am If you are interested in selling at our show, we accept handmade items such as: Jewelry, Wearable Arts, Pen & Ink Drawings, Oil Paintings, Acrylics, Water colors, Tole Painting, Metal, Blown Glass, Clay Pottery, Sculpture, Photography Prints, Wood, Fabric, Carvings, Calligraphy, Floral and Ceramics. Kahl er M Scho iddle (600 ol Jo liet St.) Interested vendors please call us (219-865-2505) with your name, phone number and business to be placed on our interested list. A limited amount of openings remain. Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Code: Limit: Boys 6 - 12 & their Mom Sat. March 20th begins at 2 pm (ends approx. 5:30 pm) starts and ends at Town Hall $8 per person residents / $10 per person non-res. 1305 16/40 participants Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. Call (219) 865-2505 to volunteer! (219) 865-2505 Moms and sons, join us for our 5th Annual Mother-Son Scavenger Hunt. A special activity for moms and sons to spend some fun time together. What a wild and wacky time you’ll have. You’ll be given a long list of items to find and places to visit during our allotted time which will translate into points. Special prizes and awards will be given at our wrap up celebration back at the Town Hall where we will also have refreshments. The Hunt will start and end at the Town Hall. Use of a vehicle is strongly suggested as participants will need to visit places in and around Dyer. Registration deadline is Friday, March 12th. 15
  • 16. Daddy-Daughter Dance Back by popular demand! Our Tenth Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 6-8 PM. t. Sa 20 b. Fe Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Parks & Recreation Office at the Dyer Town Hall. Each daughter will receive a picture with their dad, refreshments and a special something for your little girl. Get your tickets before we sell out! Volunteer Mom’s are needed to help serve the refreshments. Call 865-2505 with your name and number. Ages: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Girls 12 & under and their Dad Sat. February 20th 6:00 - 8:00 pm Casa Maria Hall at St. Maria Goretti’s (500 Northgate Drive, Dyer) $18 per couple ($9 per extra daughter) Code: $22 per couple ($11 per extra daughter) non-residents 1307 Limit: Notes: 6-8 residents pm 35/150 couples Tickets will not be sold at the door Golden Opportunities Books These popular favorites are back! Purchase a Golden Opportunities Book with THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in money saving coupons for only $25 (cash only please) while helping to support Dyer Parks & Recreation. Coupons are valid through October 1, 2010! Books are available for purchase at the Dyer Town Hall, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. They make great gifts. Watch for the Summer “Leisuregram” coming in mid-April! PRESORTED STANDARD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 2 DYER, IN Dyer Parks & Recreation One Town Square Dyer, IN 46311 (219) 865-2505 www.townofdyer.com/parks Proud Member of Postal Customer Dyer, IN 46311

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